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Literacy On Tour (Lit On Tour) began as an initiative of the International Festival of Authors (IFOA), a registered Canadian non-profit charitable organisation that presents an 11-day literary festival in Toronto each year.

Now in its tenth year, Lit On Tour partners with libraries, bookstores, universities and communities to present the best writers of contemporary literature across the province through the IFOA Ontario programme. Events include readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions and public book signings, as well as a focus on bringing authors into the classroom for students of all ages through our Young Readers programme.

Lit On Tour is excited to showcase the IFOA artists of the written word all over Ontario.

2017 dates and locations will be announced in the spring!



“It’s kind of a feather in our cap to get on the Ontario circuit. I think it’s a very nice addition to our sort of cultural reputation. These are world-class authors, internationally acclaimed authors, reading in Owen Sound, and not just one but four. It’s an exciting partnership.” 

- Hazel Lyder, The Downtown Bookstore, The Sun Times

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